The Gesundheit Institute is a pie in the face of greed - by taking the most expensive thing in America, health care, and giving it away for free.

โ€” Patch Adams

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Waiting in line is a great opportunity to meet people, daydream, or play.

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The purpose of a doctor or any human in general should not be to simply delay the death of the patient, but to increase the person's quality of life.

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The reason adults should look as though they are having fun, is to give kids a reason to want to grow up.

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Unlike a lot of people, I don't feel powerless.

I know I can do something. But anyone can do something, it's not about being special. It's about deciding to do it - to dive into work for peace and justice and care for everybody on the planet.

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Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams.

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We need each other, deeper than anyone ever dares to admit even to themselves.

I think it is a genetic imperative that we huddle together and hold on to each other. There is no question in my mind that there is nothing else in life, really, than friendship.

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We can never get a re-creation of community and heal our society without giving our citizens a sense of belonging.

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At the age of 18, I made up my mind to never have another bad day in my life.

I dove into a endless sea of gratitude from which I've never emerged.

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For me, spiritual means love in action.

So if you are working for love, then you are a spiritual person.

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Nature tops the list of potent tranquilizers and stress reducers.

The mere sound of moving water has been shown to lower blood pressure.

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I want to live in a world where people become famous because of their work for peace and justice and care. I want the famous to be inspiring; their lives an example of what every human being has it in them to do - act from love!

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When a dream takes hold of you, what can you do? You can run with it, let it run your life, or let it go and think for the rest of your life about what might have been.

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About Patch Adams

Quotes 59 sayings
Profession Physician
Birthday May 28, 1945

I'd say that I think the most revolutionary act that you can commit in our society today is to be happy.

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I'm great at a deathbed. I've never given tranquillisers or psychiatric medicine. I've given love and fun and creativity and passion and hope, and these things ease suffering.

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Every human being has an impact on another.

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Humor is an antidote to all ills.

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Death. To die. To expire. To pass on. To perish. To peg out. To push up daisies. To push up posies. To become extinct. Curtains, deceased, Demised, departed And defunct. Dead as a doornail. Dead as a herring. Dead as a mutton. Dead as nits. The last breath. Paying a debt to nature. The big sleep. God's way of saying, "Slow down."

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Givers get trust quicker than other people. People trust generous people.

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When I hear real faithful people - whether it's a real Christian, or a real Buddhist, or a real Muslim - I hear them use the language I use for a friend. So my metaphor for God is friend.

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I think my government are fascists. I feel that if we don't change from a society that worships money and power over to one that worships compassion and generosity, there is no hope for human survival this century.

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When I was a girl I would look out my bedroom window at the caterpillars;

I envied them so much. No matter what they were before, no matter what happened to them, they could just hide away and turn into these beautiful creatures that could fly away completely untouched.

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Excellence in health means devoting your life to ending poverty.

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My first reaction was that the adult world was fake and liars and basically worked for money and power. I didn't want to live in that world, so I spent a year, aged 17 to 18, trying to kill myself. I didn't want to live in a world of violence and injustice.

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Because we are interested in promoting wellness, we will integrate medicine with performing arts, arts and crafts, agriculture, recreation, nature, and social service.

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I love you without knowing how, why, or even from where

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I've never made a penny being a doctor, so that makes it not a job.

My sense of a doctor is that one is a presence caring for health. So I'm never not a doctor. People call me from all over the world who are hurting, and I care for them. Chatting is what more people want than anything.

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We men should be ashamed of ourselves.

I think 85 percent of men are dangerous to women. We need to change to a values system nested in compassion and generosity, and women have carried that torch throughout history.

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People crave laughter as if it were an essential amino acid.

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I am a Doctor, but above all else I consider myself an activist for peace, justice and care for all people.

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The role of a clown and a physician are the same - it's to elevate the possible and to relieve suffering.

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Jump for joy as we accomplish the dreams we adore.

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For most of human history, we lived communally in groups, and it was part of the security and nature of groups to help each other and groom each other.

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Please live a healthy life - medicine is an imperfect science.

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I am extremely intentional in making the environment around me playful and loving. I have great skill in that area.

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Please give your life to peace, justice and care.

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If you focus on the problem, you canโ€™t see the solution. Never focus on the problem.

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I like giving. Doing something for somebody else feels good.

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Laughter boosts the immune system and helps the body fight off disease, cancer cells as well as viral, bacterial and other infections. Being happy is the best cure of all diseases!

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People like givers, people want to help givers. I get stuff all the time.

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You've got to know what you want. This is central to acting on your intentions. When you know what you want, you realize that all there is left then is time management. You'll manage your time to achieve your goals because you clearly know what you're trying to achieve in your life.

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Nothing I study makes me think we will survive this century.

And yet why am I so happy? Because it's not too late. Just get off your ass and work for revolution.

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What I really want is a world where no one alive can remember what the word 'war' means. That's my goal.

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See what no one else sees. See what everyone chooses not to see... out of fear, conformity or laziness. See the whole world anew each day!

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Faith can have a profound impact on health.

It is a very personal experience of thought and surrender, which can comfort in every situation. Faith is free and available to all people at all times. It only requires that one fully embrace possibility, and the ultimate value is in the depth of the embrace.

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I am funny, but I'm not about funny... I'm about peace & justice.

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One cannot separate the health of the individual from the health of the community, from the health of the world.

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It's such a paradox for them to say, "Oh, my God, I've thrown away my life," and continue to do that for the last month of their life. I shake them, physically shake them, and say, "What about now? What about now?"

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I'm a raging leftist political activist.

I've never had a spiritual thought in my life related to God. I'm clear that that's a human invention.

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No one ever writes me and says, 'We have a happy hospital'.

Nowhere is doing it in a healthy way. That's encouragement for me.

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